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Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO, Dec 11 Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

05 Dec 2017

Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains

ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River America's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen.

22 Nov 2017

Bunge widens executive takeover payout scheme after Glencore approach

CHICAGO Grain merchant Bunge Ltd has sweetened compensation packages for top executives in the case of a takeover, according to the company's regulatory filings, around six months after rebuffing an approach by commodity trading giant Glencore PLC .

18 Nov 2017

Missouri limits use of weed killer linked to crop damage

Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products.

17 Nov 2017

U.S. soybeans escape yield losses after signs of chemical damage: BASF

CHICAGO A weed killer blamed for damaging millions of acres of U.S. crops this summer did not reduce yields for most of the soybeans checked by BASF SE, which makes a version of the herbicide, the company said on Friday.

17 Nov 2017

U.S. soybeans escape yield losses after signs of chemical damage -BASF

CHICAGO, Nov 17 A weed killer blamed for damaging millions of acres of U.S. crops this summer did not reduce yields for most of the soybeans checked by BASF SE , which makes a version of the herbicide, the company said on Friday.

16 Nov 2017

Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.

15 Nov 2017

Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.

14 Nov 2017

Tyson weighs sites for $320 million chicken plant after Kansas town objects

CHICAGO Tyson Foods Inc is weighing new sites for a $320 million chicken slaughterhouse after opposition from residents of a small Kansas town picked for the project, the chief executive said on Monday.

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